I have just tried and tested a new to me delivery service – In Post. I needed to send a heavy parcel within UK, it would cost £ 13 via Royal Mail. Back from the post office I came, off to an Interparcel website. And there I found what must have been the cheapest courier service in the world!
In Post is a ‘drop off’ service which meant that I had to print all the documents at home and drop the parcel off at a location stated on the website.
I was a little worried it wouldn’t work… I have never heard of it nor have I found reviews on-line…
To my delight I found what looked like a huge porto cabin not far away from our home. Upon scanning a barcode on one of the labels door automatically opened, I put the parcel in, shut the door and then could choose to have a confirmation slip sent to my e-mail address or have it printed on the spot.
And all of this for just under £ 2! The parcel was delivered in 7 calendar days. At the time the tracking service on Interparcel site didn’t work but via chat I got to speak to a help desk and was promised they would contact In Post on my behalf. Within few days I got a screen shot of the delivery notice with recipient signature straight to my e-mail box.
I thought I would mention the service here, not just for you, my readers but for anyone searching for reviews on In Post: it does exactly what it says, highly recommend!
I was tidying a bouquet today and have decided to dry wilted roses upside down when some of the petals fell off. Their shape and especially form and colour caught my eye. Wouldn’t they make lovely vessels? Or little boats for tiny creatures? Here they are arranged with some eucalyptus leaves I found on yesterday’s walk and with green ones from our garden.
I have kept the old roses so that I could have a closer look at the way their petals are constructed and perhaps, interpret it freely in felt. During last school year I was teaching feltmaking classes which will resume again in September and one of the project will be complex flower brooch. Today, I made a prototype and as it often happens, one idea leads to another so I might try few more designs.
We spent the last weekend in Plocton on the West Coast of Scotland. It’s a picture perfect place, with palm trees growing and the vegetation double in size. Tiny village with a beautiful harbour where ship race with morning clouds and the only sound you hear is busy bees. For few more images, please click here.